Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Press will be participating in the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF) to be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre from November 30 to December 10.
“The aim is to support the vibrant scholarly and literary culture in Qatar by empowering local talent and by focusing on the ingenuity of the Qatari and Arab population,” Fakri Saleh, head of Arabic Publishing at HBKU Press, said.
“We hope to attract and inspire new authors to see HBKU Press as the leading choice for publishing in Qatar, and as a cornerstone of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy.”
This year, HBKU Press will actively participate in the DIBF by holding open forums for those interested in a variety of topics.
Author Eissa Abdullah is to hold a session that will explore writing for the unique market of young adults.
As the renowned author of the best-selling titles, Cesaran’s Treasure, Cesaran’s Treasure -The Gate of Katara and Delmun’s Riddles and Shawk Al Kawadi, Abdullah will delve into the specifics of character development and tone of voice regarding this ever-expanding niche market.
Another forum will centre around the critical biography, Saladin, written by Dr Abdul Rahman Azzam.
Saladin was one of the most famous players in Islamic history.
This ground-breaking biography uncovers the real Saladin, placing him in historical context against the backdrop of the 10th and 11th-century Sunni revival, a powerful sweeping intellectual renaissance that would ultimately transform every field of Islamic thought.
Dr Alwaleed AlKhaja, senior editor at HBKU Press, will hold a session to examine the developmental process of how to publish an academic book with HBKU Press.
Dr Alwaleed will go through the define academic publishing, explain step-by-step the submission and publishing process, explore the concept of open access publishing, and demonstrate how and why HBKU Press is the number one choice in Qatar and the Gulf for authors and researchers looking to get published.
HBKU Press will also hold a book signing and meet and greet with best-selling Qatari author, Abdulaziz al-Mahmoud.
The critically acclaimed author of The Corsair and The Holy Sail, will launch his new children’s graphic novel Arhama, an epic tale of an adventurer who comes to appreciate the value of learning and being prepared in order to succeed. Page 7

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